fibroma

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(fī-brō′mă )

(′mă-tă)
pl. fibromata [fibro- + -oma]
A fibrous, encapsulated connective tissue tumor. It is irregular in shape, slow in growth, and has a firm consistency. Pressure or cystic degeneration may cause pain. It may affect the periosteum, jaws, occiput, pelvis, vertebrae, ribs, long bones, or sternum.
fibromatous (-mă-tŭs), adj.

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